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Sean Wang

Sean Wang

Executive Director of Family Office Legal Centre
Dentons China

Email: wang.xu@dentons.cn

Practice areas

Family law and private wealth management; Succession planning (family office),Taxation; Trust & fund


Sean Wang is executive director of the family office legal centre at Dentons China, the legal and tax adviser of many top-ranking banks’ head offices and financial institutions.

He launched his career with a national full scholarship to study cross-border wealth management law and tax knowledge at University College London, obtaining his Master of Laws degree with distinction.

In 2021-2022, he was ranked among the Wealth APAC TOP 50 Chief Wealth Advisers in China, rated as the “TIPTOP” adviser in the family trust sector, and won a series of honours including the 2020 Wealth Management Jinzhen Award as First-Class Tax Adviser.

Sean has participated in a number of legislation discussions and law amendment projects, and serves as a mentor of graduate students at the University of Science and Technology Beijing and distinguished lecturer for the MBA cross-border law and tax course. He is also a specially invited contributor of the national core journal Financial View, specially invited commentator of trust law of Southern Finance, and the Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Sean specialises in tax compliance, family wealth management and cross-border wealth planning, with a high reputation in family wealth management, and domestic and foreign trust and tax fields.
He has been invited to provide training and consulting services on trust and tax, and cross-border wealth planning, to many top-ranking institutions including Bank of China, Agricultural Bank of China, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, China Construction Bank, Taiping Life Insurance, PingAn Insurance and CICC.

Sean leads his team to direct cases typically focused on tax compliance and dispute resolution, domestic wealth management, charitable planning, offshore family trust establishment, immigrant currency exchange compliance, construction of cross-border wealth inheritance structure, cross-border tax planning, ESOP trust, and other legal services. He is highly recognised by the actual controllers of listed companies and ultra-high-net-worth individuals.

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